I'm not from SLC
, but I was just in the airport earlier this month as I was going to Park City for some skiing. I actually couldn't believe that airport was in the condition it was in for the olympics. The security line was into the Parking Garage. NO JOKE!!! And baggage claim was right next to TSA
bag screening and people where everywhere. However, you aren't exiting, just transferring...
But back to your question as far as food...I noticed a CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) They have great special pizza's. Also there is a Deli, Dick Clark's Grill, and a Wall Street Deli that I noticed. I'd say since you have the time go for some CPK as we have one in the local mall it is great. As far as location the SLC
airport page has some info. http://www.slcairport.com/13.asp
Views....none I noticed, but I'm not a local. If you could leave the airport and tee off on the moon looking golf course at the south end of the airport that might give you a view.